A twenty-year-old man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for attempted murder with a 3D-printed weapon, Vísir reports. The shooting took place in a parking garage in Reykjavík in February of last year.
Four shots from a 3D-printed gun
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, February 13, 2022, twenty-year-old Ingólfur Kjartansson attacked another man in a parking garage in Reykjavík with a 3D-printed gun. Ingólfur fired a bullet into the right side of the victim’s chest, just above the nipple, which pierced the victim’s right lung. The victim suffered an open wound and traumatic bleeding in his chest, broken ribs, along with a traumatic pneumothorax.
As reported by Vísir – which has come into possession of a verdict from the District Court of Reykjavík – Ingólfur Kjartansson was sentenced to eight years in prison for attempted murder in November of last year. The prosecutor demanded a ten-year sentence. The verdict states that Ingólfur fired at least three additional shots from the weapon, all of which missed the victim. During the court hearing, Ingólfur stated that he and the victim had reconciled.
Vísir notes that the attack took place shortly after Ingólfur was released from prison. He received a two-year prison sentence in 2021 for violations of the Child Protection Act, assault and robbery, as well as weapons and drug offences.
Sustained a life-threatening injury
The victim’s medical certificate states that he sustained a life-threatening injury. Without treatment, the injuries may have led to his death. The certificate also states that victim faces a good chance of recovery, although it is possible that he has suffered permanent lung damage from the bullet or lasting musculoskeletal pain from his rib fractures.
Ingólfur confessed to the crime and was subsequently sentenced to eight years in prison for attempted murder. He was also ordered to pay the victim ISK 3.5 million ($25,000 / €23,000) in compensation.